◊ The Land of Saints & Magic, and its Capital ◊

Salvador Central's Deep Guide to Customs, Culture, Cuisine, Music, History, Carnival, Happenings and More

There are certain places the names of which fire the popular imagination. Brazil is one of them; an amalgam of primitive and sophisticated, jungle and elegance, beating drums and luscious jazz harmonics, there's no other place like it on earth. And while Rio, or its fame anyway, tends toward the elegant and "sophisticated" end of the spectrum, Bahia tends toward the other end, the primordial and atavistic...


The Washington Post calls Brazil one of "The Best Places to Travel While the Dollar is Strong"! With the dollar hovering well above 3 (Brazilian reals, or "reais" in proper Portuguese) and the euro at around 3 1/2, Brazil has once again become inexpensive for foreigners!

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Our Cana Brava Record Shop

We sell vinyl and CDs ripped from vinyl and printed...real Brazilian music: primordial Afro-Bahian samba, samba carioca (from Rio), choro, candomblé, ijexá...

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People! Music! Forums!

People, music, ideas and opinions...all strung together in recommendation trails. CYBER WORD-OF-MOUTH in the 21ST CENTURY! Join (free) and participate!

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Vacation Apartments Here!

Superb and affordable vacation apartments and houses, handled by two experienced Americans in Salvador! For Carnival and anytime, seaside and Centro Histórico!

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